Stenoglottis zambesiaca Rolfe

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Stenoglottis zambesiaca

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

Stenoglottis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Stenoglottis fimbriata sensu Summerh.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect epiphytic or lithophytic herb. Leaves in a basal rosette, lanceolate to narrowly obovate, often spotted with undulate margins. Inflorescence laxly few to many-flowered, flowers often facing more or less to one side. Flowers pink to lilac; lip 3-lobed with darker pink spots; spur absent.
Derivation of specific name: zambesiaca: of the Zambezi region
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review. Pages 256 - 257. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 220 - 221. as Stenoglottis fimbriata (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 336. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 53. As Stenoglottis fimbriata

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 27. As Stenoglottis fimbriata

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 71. as Stenoglottis fimbriata

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 86. As Stenoglottis fimbriata

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 41 - 43. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 128. as Stenoglottis fimbriata (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 107 - 108. as Stenoglottis fimbriata (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Page 149. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 98.

McMurtry, D., Grobler, L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 156 - 157. (Includes a picture).

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 53 - 54. As Stenoglottis fimbriata (Includes a picture).

Morris, B. (1967). The epiphytic orchids of Soche Mountain. Historic and Scientific Society of Malawi Journal 20(2) Page 30. As Stenoglottis fimbriata

Morris, B. (1970). Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi The Society of Malawi Pages 21 - 23. As Stenoglottis fimbriata

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 390. as Stenoglottis fimbriata

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 141.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1960). African orchids XXVII Kew Bulletin 14(1) Page 131. As Stenoglottis fimbriata

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 29 - 31. as Stenoglottis fimbriata

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Stenoglottis zambesiaca., retrieved 15 July 2024

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